General Meeting: Leveraging Automation in Drilling to Optimize the Well Construction Process

ABSTRACT of Presentation


The Well Construction (Drilling, Completions, etc.) process has traditionally been extremely “manual” - personnel are required in the same area as moving equipment. Drillers are expected to control all of their equipment and set Drilling parameters manually. And the use of predictive algorithms to mitigate issues has been limited.

This presentation discusses technologies that ExxonMobil and Suppliers have been working to develop to enhance the well construction process, including on-bottom drilling, automated pipe handling, and others.  The presentation will provide some early lessons learned as well as a view into the future as to where the industry needs to progress to continue to enhance safety and efficiency.

Also to be discussed are overall industry barriers and limitations to scaling these technologies across a broad spectrum of operations.





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Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $10 more than the on-line registration fee.

Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Discounted parking fee for this valet parking is $15. Be sure to get discount parking sticker at registration table if you use this valet parking service.
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is about $10. 

Location: Petroleum Club
TOTAL Plaza, 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Feb. 13, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - Feb. 13, 2020, 1 p.m.